Microalbumin, Timed Urine : 1000006

Test Code
24MALB or 1000006

Alias/See Also
Albumin, Urine; Microalbumin, Urine; Microalbuminuria

CPT Codes
82043

Instructions
Timed urine without preservative (keep refrigerated).

Transport Container
Submit a 10 mL aliquot (Min. 2 mL) of the well-mixed timed urine collection in a screw capped container or in a standard transport tube.

The total volume of the urine in mL and the time period of collection in hours must be provided.

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Note: Fresh samples are preferred
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Acceptable for longer storage

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
No period or volume.

Methodology
Immunoturbidimetric

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
<30 mg/spec
Reference Range assume a 24 hour collection.

Clinical Significance
Used in the diagnosis and treatment of microalbuminuria and are helpful for the detection and treatment of patients at risk from renal disease. This test is used to monitor subtle urinary protein loss in early diabetic diseases.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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